5/03/2022 General Meeting

Approved Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:03pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none
    • General members present: none
  3. Old Business
    • Moore Park Tiles – Isabel has all the tile vouchers! If you would like to decorate a ceramic tile on behalf of Mills Neighborhood Association, please let us know.
  4. New Business
    • Invite for Board Members at Large – Discussion about inviting new folks to the board. Most board members have been in their position for several years. Several individuals were discussed, including Teri of Yesterday’s Plaza. Also discussion of how to get business owners in Mills Addition, and East Main Street, more involved in our organization. This would help us to develop better projects and goals to keep Mills a comfortable, attractive, and affordable place.
    • New State Mattress Recycling Bill – Senate Bill 1576:

“Establishes product stewardship program for mattresses. Establishes Mattress Stewardship Fund. Establishes mattress stewardship program advisory committee. Requires stewardship organizations to submit plans for mattress stewardship programs to Department of Environmental Quality. Imposes civil penalties for violation of program provisions not to exceed, per day for each day of violation, $100 for violation by retailer, $1,000 for violation by producer or renovator and $1,000 for violation by stewardship organization. Becomes operative January 1, 2023.”

  • Rehab Grant for Vacant Homes – Isabel provided information about a grant opportunity to make improvements to uninhabited rental properties in the UGB (the city’s urban growth boundary). The program is funded by SCOEDD (South Central Oregon Economic Development District). The application for this program, and much more info, is on their website: https://www.scoedd.org/
  • May 22 is National Crater Lake Park Day – may offer free admission that day
  1. Public Comment
    • Taylor – IYS was recently awarded a $800k grant, and part of those funds will go towards their Work to Learn youth crews
    • Isabel – update on zoning on East Main Street
      • can’t cut wood or cook on-site
      • moved one of the red metal planters to Keeper’s Corner – they are excited to add plants and maintain it. Thanks, Keeper’s Corner!
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:28pm

4/19/2022 Board Meeting

Approved Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:18pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: At-large Member Taylor Hampton (excused)
    • General members present: none
  3. Approval of Minutes
    • 3/15/22 board meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Minea, 2nd by Kaitlin)
    • 4/05/22 general meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Patrick, 2nd by Minea)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – $2,771.44 in accounts. No new expenditures. Discussion: can we apply for the Dream$avers program?
  5. Old Business
    • Mills Community Garden – no planting for this next year. Sustainable Klamath may be looking for a new location.
    • Tiles for Moore Park – Isabel contacted Merritt (Healthy Klamath) regarding the size of the tiles that we will be painting for the fundraiser. We will be decorating 6” tiles, but we currently have 4” tile vouchers. Will update the group once we have the right vouchers.
    • Status of Property along East Main Street – A public records search indicated that a problematic property on East Main Street owes back taxes, so it’s possible that the property will be available at an auction in the near future.
    • Third Thursday – We plan to participate again this year, but only for the July event. We will not be doing any fundraising and will instead focus on getting the word out about our organization.
    • Street Pole Flags – This project is still in progress.
    • City Streets – Isabel contacted the city streets department about adding more East Main St. Access signs on Main St. and Crater Lake Parkway. The streets department indicated that there are 2 such signs, although we’ve only been able to locate one.
  1. New Business
    • KCAR indicated there are funds for community projects – Klamath County Association of Realtors has supported our beautification projects in the past with financial donations. They ask that we submit a proposal if we are interested in getting financial support this year for a project. Discussion about what types of projects to consider focused on beautification of the south end of East Main Street, where the street intersects with S. 6th St. Sculptures and landscaping were discussed.
  2. Public Comment
    • Isabel – There will be an open seat on the City school board coming up, as the representative from our neighborhood is leaving the area. Kaitlin mentions that anyone interested can get more information at the Klamath County Government Center, in the elections department.
  3. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:37pm

4/05/2022 General Meeting

APPROVED MINUTES

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none
    • General members present: none
  3. Old Business
    • Flag design contest vote – 2 entries:

#1: Maira #2: Isabel

  • The consensus of the group was that we will have Maira’s design printed and installed. Congrats, Maira!
    • In the future, we would like to have another set of banners. We would like to change them out to keep them looking nice and to keep things interesting.
  1. New Business
    • Moore Park playground project support – did we get the correct size tile vouchers? Need to confirm. Otherwise, we have the vouchers in hand and ready for people to paint!
    • Proposal to install another East Main Street Sign on Main – discussion about the current signage that directs traffic down East Main Street. We plan to write a proposal to the City to make them aware of the current issues with signage, and to offer our suggestions. We would like to see a sign on Crater Lake Parkway that directs traffic down Main St, and then to place another sign facing NE on Main St. that indicates where to turn. Options include Martin St. and Division St. Will inform the group of progress as we make it.
    • Third Thursday – Brief discussion about our participation in Third Thursday this year, based on how it went last year. Consensus to just have a table with a raffle and kids activity. Will only have a table in July.
  2. Public Comment
    • County tourism grant
      • proposal for landscaping by Howdy Doody Tavern on South 6th St.
      • deadline is Sept. 30
      • need letters of support – connect with Discover Klamath and Klamath IDEA
    • Taylor – community service projects
      • some volunteers from Klamath Basin Youth Without Borders are ready
      • IYS Park N Play is approved for 3 sites so far this year
      • created mobile food pantry – no clear plans for the Nutrition Hub building
    • Isabel – no green waste dump days with the County (commissioners indicate the fire damage to the Transfer station is the reason)
    • Kaitlin – community compost site?
    • What is the zoning on East Main?
  3. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:44pm

3/15/2022 Board Meeting

APPROVED MINUTES

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: Vice President Patrick Sullivan (excused)
    • General members present: none
  3. Approval of Minutes
    • 2/15/22 board meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Taylor, 2nd by Minea)
    • 3/01/22 general meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Minea, 2nd by Taylor)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – $2,771.43 in accounts. No new expenditures.
  5. Old Business
    • City of Klamath Falls Grant Application – Kaitlin got in touch with the main contact for the grants. They shared that review of applications is planned to start in April, once the new city manager arrives. Funds would be available starting July 1 for next fiscal year.
  6. New Business
    • County Tourism Grant – Isabel and Kaitlin attended the grant training class. It was mostly an info session and we learned the grant is more geared towards multi-day events (to earn more transient lodging tax). Events that we would like to have financial/grant support on would be Cinco de Mayo, another community market, street fair, etc. Taylor recommends looking at the scorecards from previous grant cycles. Next set of county grants will happen in September.
  7. Public Comment
    • Beware of wandering dogs. Animal control will issue an anonymous warning if they have the address of the owner(s). Kaitlin says please license your dogs.
    • Is there a need or desire for a composting facility in the city?
  8. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:30pm

3/01/22 General meeting

Approved minutes

APPROVED MINUTES

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: Vice President Patrick Sullivan (excused), At-large Member Minea Kiss.
    • General members present: Meeting was live-streamed on Mills Messenger
  3. Old Business
    • Meeting with Ron Moe of REACH – Isabel and Kaitlin attended the meeting with Ron. He shared that the biggest challenges for the facility are moisture, mold, and solids. Some materials are also expensive to process. Did you know that REACH is the only recycling processing facility south of the city of Salem? The value of recyclables is up right now, with many paper pulp mills shifting to recycling paper for reuse. Positive messaging is the most effective – if a community can demonstrate a need for more recycling services, it’s much easier to make it happen. So, please check the Waste Management list of recycling accepted at the curb. Make sure the things you put in the recycle bin are clean and dry. There is a need for facilities that can recycle furniture, auto parts, and clothing. REACH is committed to sustainability, and encourages everyone to get involved in recycling.
    • Conversation with Darren Rutledge of Downtown Association – The conversation focused on grant funding from Klamath County. We will do more research about the application and requirements for the Tourism grant.
  4. New Business
  5. Public Comment – none
  6. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:29pm